Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

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Aberdeen
Main Street
Main Street
Aberdeen is located in Saskatchewan
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Aberdeen
Post office Founded 1905-04-01
Incorporated (Village) 1907
Incorporated (Town) N/A
Government
 • Mayor Glen Ogilvy
 • Town Manager Susan Thompson
 • Governing body Aberdeen Town Council
Area
 • Total 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 599
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways
Grain elevator at Aberdeen

Aberdeen (2006 population 527, ranked 2,939th population-wise) is a small town in central Saskatchewan, Canada approximately 40 km northeast of Saskatoon on the Fish Creek in Division No. 15.

Aberdeen was first settled by immigrants of Russian, English, Scottish and Ukrainian descent in the 1890s.[1] The railway arrived in 1905.

History[edit]

Initial settlers in Aberdeen moved from Eastern and Atlantic Canada (of English or Scottish ancestry), Ukrainian immigrants (1898–1899) and Mennonite's (from Manitoba) in 1901.[2]

In 1905 the Canadian Northern Railway reached the town, by 1908 the railway had become critical for the sale of wheat, with 120 rail cards of hard wheat leaving the town that year.[2]

The business on main street peaked in the early 1930s, until much of Main Street was destroyed by fire in 1937.[2]

Careers and jobs[edit]

Most people commute to Saskatoon to work or farm in the area.

Statistics[edit]

Visible minorities and Aboriginal population
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source:[6]
South Asian 0 0
Chinese 0 0
Black 0 0
Filipino 0 0
Latin American 0 0
Southeast Asian 0 0
Arab 0 0
West Asian 0 0
Korean 0 0
Japanese 0 0
Mixed visible minority 0 0
Other visible minority 0 0
Total visible minority population 0 0
Aboriginal group
Source:[6]
First Nations 15 2.9
Métis 20 3.8
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 35 6.7
White 490 93.3
Total population 525 100

Facilities[edit]

Aberdeen Rec Complex[edit]

The Aberdeen Rec Complex is located in the town and consists of a Library, meeting room, ice rink, curling rink, bowling alley, dance studio, music room and meeting rooms.[7]

Water supply[edit]

SaskWater purchases water from the city of Saskatoon and then sells the water to the town of Aberdeen, that intern sells the water to local residents. This is facilitated through the use of a $4 Million pipeline that was completed in 2010.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
  2. ^ a b c http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=563788
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  6. ^ a b Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  7. ^ http://www.aberdeenrecplex.ca/
  8. ^ SaskEnterprise News taken from the Star Phoenix, April 17, 2010

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